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Liverpool Local Artists aims to deliver the LLA Programme, providing creative sessions to adults who experience mental health difficulties as a barrier to seeking employment. In the 6 months, 8 programmes will run parallel. Taking place in Birkenhead, Huyton, Toxteth, Walton, Bootle, Speke, Norris Green and Wavertree with the aim of reaching the most deprived areas in Merseyside as indicated by the Social Index of Deprivation. The LLA programme will use a blended approach (online and face to face) to give isolated participants access. This ensures the project is adherent to the government guidelines whilst also providing attentive and effective engagement. The project will be delivered in two 12 weeks slots with 4 community groups, working with a total of 8 community groups. Each group will have a weekly 90 minute workshop. The sessions would focus on skills development; artistic, social and soft skills. This will help create materials for the Theatre for Social Change performance.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The participants who take part in the project will develop life skills and confidence through creative activities such as Dance, Music, Theatre, CV writing and interview skills. They will have access to support from Liverpool Local Artists for 12 weeks, where they will be signposted and provided guidance in relation to seeking employment.
Steps to get it done:
Liverpool Local Artists is a Community Interest company. The company has a specific focus of working with marginalised adults in the Merseyside region. Liverpool Local Artists has three main values; diversity, equality and opportunity. The company believes that every adult should have access to the arts irrespective of race, gender, class, age, religion and sexuality. Work undertaken by Liverpool Local Artists seeks to engage marginalised communities in artistic training, performance opportunities and civic participation.
About the space
Liverpool City Council
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